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    Cool please check this sentence

    1. At which “Status” can patient starts to use the scheme?

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    At which status can patients start to use the scheme?

    An interesting fact about language is that one can correct syntax without knowing the meaning.
    Last edited by probus; 04-Nov-2013 at 05:15.

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    Re: please check this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    An interesting fact about language is that one can correct syntax without knowing the meaning.
    Sometimes.
    "Hit Peter John."

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    Syntax can be corrected. The absence of syntax can merely be detected.

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    Re: please check this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Syntax can be corrected. The absence of syntax can merely be detected.
    What you seem to be doing to justify your idea is claiming now that if you can correct it, there is syntax there; if you can't correct it, there's no syntax. This is wrong unless you are equating "incorrect English syntax" with "absence of syntax".
    "Mary tried phone me" is correctable, but has incorrect syntax. "Phone me, Mary tried" also has incorrect English syntax. When does incorrect syntax become "absence of syntax"? You seem to be saying that a sentence has either correct syntax or no syntax.
    My claim is that if you can detect the meaning, you can correct a sentence.

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